Tuesday, 17 May 2016

News and commentary on the NDIS (48)

NDIS and Me
People with Down syndrome and/or their families and carers can join the closed Facebook Group, NDIS and Me,  for discussion specifically about the NDIS and people with Down syndrome:

How to nominate NDIS as an issue of interest on Vote Compass
NDIS and Me, 14 May 2016
Did you know that nothing to do with the NDIS even rates a mention in any (Federal Election 2016) Polls so far?

There's one way to help the NDIS get attention and discussion - enter it into your Vote Compass.

After answering the Vote Compass questions, you will come to a question where you can type in the issue which is the most important to you. This is where you would type in NDIS.

Australia Votes 2016 - Vote Compass - ABC News

Vote Compass is an educational tool developed by political scientists designed to help you explore how you fit in Australia’s political landscape.



NDIS supporting close to 25,000 people with disability
National Disability Insurance Scheme, 6 May 2016
Close to 25,000 Australians with disability are now receiving the supports they need to live more independent lives, according to the latest quarterly report from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

The report to the COAG Disability Reform Council for the March Quarter 2016, released today, shows the Scheme remains on time and on budget, having delivered $1.96 billion worth of funded support to NDIS participants.

NDIA Chief Executive Officer, David Bowen said with less than two months until the NDIS begins to be rolled out across the country, the report showed the Scheme was well placed to welcome new participants from 1 July ...

NDIS April 2016 e-Newsletter

Disability Loop eNews Issue #14, 19 April 2016

NSW ADHC Transfer Update
NSW Council for Intellectual Disability via Facebook, 28 April 2016
Minister for Disability Services, John Ajaka has announced today details of the expression of interest process for the transfer of ADHC services to the NGO sector in the 14 page document, Specialist Disability Services PreEOI Release ...
Calling for the NDIS to be more accountable to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
John Gilroy, Croakey, 29 April 2016
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may bring valuable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities, but some important questions have arisen around accountability, according to Dr John Gilroy, from the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at The University of Sydney ...

ACT to reap economic benefits of NDIS, report finds
Alexandra Back, Canberra Times, 14 April 2016
The National Disability Insurance Scheme will create an "employment boom" in the ACT and add up to $367 million to the local economy, a report has found ...

5 Top Searched NDIS Services on CareNavigator.com.au
11 April 2016
March was an absolutely amazing month here at CareNavigator.com.au. In only our second month live and three months since we started this journey, it’s incredible to see thousands of people coming to find, review and recognise great NDIS care providers. We also passed more than 2300 provider services listed across Australia and look forward to that number continuing to grow with Queensland signing on to NDIS and major rollouts to more regions in 2016 ...

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